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Mental Health Awareness Month: Fighting the Stigma
Many triggers cause one to develop a mental illness. Some are genetic; some stem from environmental issues such as childhood trauma and stress at school or work; some are undetermined. Regardless, these illnesses are as real as diabetes, HIV/AIDS, heart disease, cancer, and other severe medical conditions, but unlike most medical conditions, often mental health issues are stigmatized. Some people may think these conditions are self-inflicted; some do not believe they are real. When people suffering from these conditions reach out for help, they may hear replies such as “man up” or “stop worrying about it,” as if it were that easy.
Long Term Care Facilities have access to the Civil Monetary Penalty Funds to finance equipment and initiatives to improve the residents’ care. Learn about Laura Cartwright’s story and how she got up to $3000 in iPads for her Skilled Nursing Home.
PDPM got started on October 1, 2019. Before that, we had RUG scores. There’s a big difference between the two and by the time you finish this article in a few minutes you’ll have at least the basics down and you’ll know how much you should be getting paid!
Social isolation is the lack of contact between an individual and their family, friends, and society which leads to sadness, general boredom, lack of interest, societal withdrawal, and a decline in overall health.
Something many managers don’t realize is that you can negotiate discounts easier with one supplier than multiple because your spend is greater with this provider.
If you’re a licensed long term care facility looking to do something amazing in these difficult times, you need to know about CMP reinvestments!You probably already know that the Civil Money Penalty is a monetary penalty CMS may impose against nursing homes for each...
Retaining great CNAs and nurses is difficult, and with COVID, it’s even more difficult. Here are a few ways to keep your staff happy and caring for your residents.
Claim denials in healthcare are very similar to the check engine light in vehicles. You can ignore it for a while, but if you let it linger too long, it can lead to serious problems for your organization. The formal definition of a medical billing denial is, “the...
Effective immediately, nursing homes will have to test staff and offer testing to all residents, while labs and nursing facilities using point-of-care testing must report diagnostic test results.
If you qualify, don’t forget to submit your application for additional funding before the August 28th deadline. Here’s how to apply.